VMWare workstation vs Actual workstation for 3D softwares
Posted on 2012-03-14
Our company is implementing 3D platform in place of all our CAD software. We are procuring Autodesk plant 3d, factory design suite, revit, inventor etc. etc. The bread and butter of our company is engineering. So all of our 3D software will be various engineering software not 3D studio / Maya like multimedia software.
Now we are evaluating various workstation which may be required for those. Primarily i3 4GB RAM 1GB Graphics Card workstation category pcs are fixed. We need to buy nearly 1200 workstations for this purpose. We are slowly going to virtualization and cloud. In this scenario should we consider VMWare virtual workstations in place of actual workstations? Will there be any problem in those virtual pcs for 3D softwares? Can you suggest if any problem we may face if we consider all our 3D workstations as virtual vmware workstation?